Smart Wheels: We talk Infotainment & the 2014 CTS with GM’s Mark Reuss
Once upon a time, your car had to be the fastest or the most luxurious if you wanted to stand out. Now, as GM has discovered, a car has to be talkative if tech-savvy drivers are to take them seriously. A path that started with OnStar has ended up with cars that talk to your smartphone and tablet, quietly plan their own servicing, and generally take the sting out of owning and maintaining a modern vehicle. SlashGear sat down with GM President of General Motors North America Mark Reuss to talk inf...
Shenzhen Manufacturer Coconut Workshop Gives Back To The Earth With Cases For A Cause
Long-time Shenzhen-based electronics manufacturer Ben Dolgin-Gardner took a look around at what he was building and decided to make a bit of a difference. His idea, Coconut Cases, isn’t particularly unique – (RED) did it before him – but he’s in the right place at the right time to pull it off. They have just launched an Indiegogo project to raise the first $50,000 for their project. The idea is simple: every few months, the company will release a new iPhone case with a ...
Yahoo Mail brings Dropbox integration for easier attachments
Dropbox is one of the most popular cloud storage services on the internet today, and in an effort to bolster its email capabilities, Yahoo has included Dropbox integration with Yahoo Mail, making management of your various email attachments much easier and quicker than before, allowing you save and retrieve attachments from the cloud. The Dropbox integration only supports English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish, but you’ll be able to access your Dropbox folder from right inside your Yaho...
Ouya console to be launched in the market on June 4
Ouya has started dispatching the android based gaming consoles for the backers who booked early and for those who did not utilize the opportune moment will have to wait till June 4, to get the gadget. Available in all the leading stores You can shop for this android based gaming device on the leading e-commerce [...]Ouya console to be launched in the market on June 4 is a post from: New Gadget ...
NASA taps US Marines for Dragon Eye volcano flight
When NASA aims to hit a volcano to study its fabulous plumes of heated debris, they do it in style: with a set of Dragon Eye unmanned aerial vehicles. The mission NASA rolled with three Aerovironment RQ-14 Dragon Eye UAVs from the United States Marine Corps (USMC), these vehicles issued via the General Services Administration’s San Francisco office. It was NASA’s Ames Research Center, at Moffett Field, California that negotiated the transfer, and the Turrialba Volcano, near San Jose, Costa Rica,...
5 real news items that are more like April Fools’ jokes
April Fools’ 2013 has come and gone, and though the prestigious day was once something the internet handled with aplomb and hilarity, it has now turned into a day of exceedingly ludicrous jokes…
Windows Blue is Windows 8.1 insider claims (and expect it in a few months time)
Microsoft’s Windows Blue will launch as Windows 8.1, new leaks suggest, not Windows 9 as some have predicted, with the top-level branding still expected to be Windows 8. The update, tipped to be released to manufacturing this August, will stick closely to Microsoft’s existing OS branding, sources tell ZDNet, though as per previous nomenclature around Windows Phone, will make only minor reference to the .1 incremental change. According to Twitter’s Roman L. and the screenshot ...
Massive Samsung smartphone leaked: 6.3-inch “Galaxy Mega”
If you thought Samsung was ever going to stop attempting to create smart devices with every single different screen size, Galaxy S to Note to Tab, you were wrong! Today some anonymous sources have let it be known that two new Samsung smartphone/phablet devices by the name Samsung Galaxy Mega will be coming forth some time this year. We’d had some previous insight into at least one of the display sizes due to an accessory release made public during the Samsung GALAXY S 4 reveal event, while...
HTC One Pre-Sales Start At AT&T April 4 For $199.99, Smartphone Ships April 19
HTC’s great aluminum hope, the HTC One, will be available on AT&T beginning April 19, with pre-orders starting April 4. The smartphone will cost $199.99 with a two-year agreement for the 32GB variety, with a 64GB version for $299.99 on a two-year contract, a U.S. launch exclusive for AT&T. Pre-orders for the phone start at 1 P.M. Central Time on April 4, if you’re marking your calendars. The HTC One has faced delays in getting to market in North America, with production issue...
AT&T HTC One arrives April 19 from $200
AT&T will offer the HTC One from $199.99 for the 32GB model, with deliveries kicking off April 19, as well as exclusively ranging the 64GB variant for a hefty $299.99. Up for preorder from Thursday, April 4, the AT&T HTC One will also come with a free HTC Media Link HD adapter to make better use of the smartphone’s wireless streaming technology, including the HTC TV app which can push on-demand shows from your handset to your TV. The pricing details run contrary to previous rumor...
Circuit Playground Is Adafruit's Educational Series For Helping Kids Learn About Electronics
Adafruit, the DIY electronics website and marketplace, is espousing the popular strategy of “get em’ young” with a new live action short video series broadcast on YouTube. The series, called Circuit Playground, takes an alphabetical approach to teaching kids about the basics of circuits, components and concepts that will come in handy if the tots watching have aspirations of becoming electrical engineers, or just of building their own hobby projects at home. The inaugural epis...
HBO exec sees Game of Thrones piracy as a compliment
With all the hoopla that has been built up around piracy over the last several years, you might expect anyone associated with a television or movie studio to see people who pirate their content as the devil. At least one HBO executive seems to have a different opinion of pirates. Recently HBO programming president Michael Lombardo spoke with Entertainment Weekly about Game of Thrones and piracy. In 2012, Game of Thrones was one of the most pirated shows on television. Lombardo says that being ...
Circuit Playground Is Adafruit's Educational Series For Helping Kids Learn About Electronics
Adafruit, the DIY electronics website and marketplace, is espousing the popular strategy of “get em’ young” with a new live action short video series broadcast on YouTube. The series, called Circuit Playground, takes an alphabetical approach to teaching kids about the basics of circuits, components and concepts that will come in handy if the tots watching have aspirations of becoming electrical engineers, or just of building their own hobby projects at home. The inaugural epis...
Rockpocalypse mobile game launches for Android and iOS
No matter how you feel about wrestling, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is probably a name you recognize. The Rock has been in some cool movies over the years and has a new mobile video game available for Android and Apple devices. The video game is called Rockpocalypse in is available to download now. The setup for the game is that The Rock is on a movie set filming his latest blockbuster when things go wrong. People on the lot start changing as they become infected with some sort of co...
First ARM Cortex-A57 processor taped-out
ARM and TSMC have announced that they have completed the tape-out of the first ARM Cortex-A57 processor. The processor was taped-out on TSMC’s 16nm FinFET technology. ARM says that this new processor is its highest performing and is designed to extend the capabilities of future mobile and enterprise computing devices. The processor will eventually find its way into high-end computer, tablet, and server products according to ARM. TSMC and ARM say that this is the first milestone in the coo...
Asus rolls out new P9X79-E WS mainboard with support for four-way graphics
Asus has announced a new motherboard that gamers and computer enthusiast’s building up a high-end PC will certainly lust over. The new motherboard is called the Asus P9X79-E WS and has support for up to four-way Nvidia GeForce SLI or AMD CrossFireX using x16 links. The board also supports Asus Dr. Power to help prevent sudden shutdowns using power supply health monitoring and event notifications. Asus says that the board is 91% power efficient and has enhanced heat removal and connectivi...
Samsung GALAXY S 4 rooted before hitting shelves
Samsung‘s much-touted GALAXY S 4 flagship handset, which was launched with quite the fanfare early last month, isn’t available to the public yet, only going up for pre-order in certain markets. That hasn’t stopped the handset from being rooted, however. Specifically, the folks over at XDA have rooted the Exynos 5 Octa 8-core variety of the smartphone. This news was first reported by Android Authority, which spotted a rooting guide for the handset on the popular XDA developer ...
Tascam unveils DR-60D audio recorder for DSLRs
Tascam has announced its new audio recorder aimed for on-set videographers and filmmakers who utilize DSLRs for video recording. The DR-60D is being touted as a recorder designed specifically for video workers, removing the need to use larger recorders that are meant for music recording. There’s no word yet on release date or pricing, but we have a run down of the recorder’s specifications after the jump. The DR-60D is a relatively compact device that runs off of four AA batteries...
Apple’s government liaison indicates next two iPhones were designed during Jobs’ reign
The iPhone is a hot commodity, and so it isn’t surprising that over half of the reported smartphone thefts in San Francisco concerned the Apple-branded handset. San Fran’s District Attorney George Gascon has been meeting with phone makers in light of the growing number of phone thefts, discussing with them the creation of a standard kill-switch for disabling a handset that has been stolen. Eventually he met with Apple’s government liaison, and had some interesting things to say...
Plastic Logic shows off color e-paper smartwatch concept
Plastic Logic showed off its ZED (zero-energy display) earlier this year, a flexible display that requires almost no energy and can be powered entirely from solar panels, making it ideal for many situations. Now the flexible display company is back, this time showing off a concept color e-paper smartwatch that could one day be part of our wearable-gadgets future. This prototype smartwatch utilizes a flexible e-paper color display that wraps around the wrist and uses e-ink in combination with a...